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PVP Failure Mode: Metal Loss Corrosion and Erosion

PVP Failure Mode: Metal Loss Corrosion and Erosion

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Atlanta, GA, USA
Nov 15, 2018 - Nov 15, 2018




Length: 1 days    CEUs: 0.75    PDHs: 7.50

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This one-day course reviews the causes and characteristics of Metal Loss in pressure equipment and piping systems (general metal loss, localized corrosion, or pitting), how to diagnose their causes (corrosion and erosion mechanisms), how to determine the integrity of the system or component, how to decide whether to keep the system or component in-service, and how to repair and prevent recurrence.  In making these assessments, guidance available in ASME Codes and other industry regulations are discussed, as well as what is not addressed in codes and regulations; and is therefore, at the discretion of the engineer.

You will learn to:
 - Recognize the type and causes of General Metal Loss Corrosion
 - Apply the correct NDE technique to characterize the corrosion
 - Estimate the corrosion rate
 - Evaluate the remaining life of the component, based on API-579/ASME FFS-1 and ASME XI
 - Make run-or-repair decisions
 - Select the repair technique in accordance with ASME PCC-2, API-510 and 570, API-653 and Steel Tank Institute Standards

Who should attend:
This program is an essential resource for engineers, inspectors, and regulators who desire a practical roadmap for making run-or-repair and operability decisions based on the sound application of ASME/API codes, industry regulations, and engineering practice.

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  • Course Type: Masterclass
  • Order Number: MC160
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


George Antaki, P.E., Becht Engineering, is a Fellow of ASME, with over 40 years of experience in pressure equipment. He is an ASME Fellow, internationally recognized for his expertise in design, analysis, and fitness-for-service evaluation of pressure equipment and piping systems. He is the Chairman of ASME B31 Mechanical Design Committee, Chairman of ASME III Working Group Piping Design, member of the ASME III Subgroup Component Design, ASME QME, and ASME Operation and Maintenance Subgroup Piping. He is the author of three textbooks on the subject of pressure equipment design and integrity evaluation, including Fitness-for-Service for Piping, Vessels, and Tanks.

Mr. Antaki earned his degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Liege, Belgium in 1975, and his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1985.
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